Faust (Balzer)

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Faust (Balzer)
Фаустъ (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Faust, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Konrad, age 26; Katharina, age 21) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. Anna Maria died, and Konrad (Sr.) remarried to Margaretha. They and son Konrad and his new wife Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 100.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Faust came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz073.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 102.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4053.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies